Luxe 58-61' Single Pick-up Esquire Capr & Resistor
This kit contains 3 restoration quality reproduction tone capacitors and one NOS 3.3k Ohm carbon composition resistor with illustrated installation instructions.
The capacitors are made with .047uf/100v NOS (1960s-1970s) Vitamin Q type capacitors (considered by many to be the finest guitar tone caps in the world). The original wax-paper and foil caps used in Fender guitars were rated at .05uf/150v, but this type hasn't been made since the early 1960s and a .047/100v is sonically identical. Fender switched from the jumbo-sized 2.5k resistor to a 3.3k in 1956, so this kit includes a 3.3k.
Each NOS capacitor is placed in a hand-rolled kraft-paper tube and sealed with a vintage recipe rosin/wax blend (My potting wax recipe dates from the 1950s and includes NOS 50-year-old paraffin and pine pitch). The potted caps
are then wrapped with a specially made ancien; paper label to duplicate the appearance of the originals (These are handmade and no two are identical) but unlike the originals these have nice long leads and they test perfectly within specs. No leaks and no junk! Junk! The finished caps measure about 3/8 by 7/8.